Since the founding of Ripple VAs, we have dedicated time and energy not only in serving clients but also in helping communities. Our Mission leg has been designed to respond to ministry work, community or civic development, as well as education. Over the years, we have emphasized that corporate social responsibility should come with a genuine desire to touch lives and make positive ripple effects.
Our RIPPLE MISSION PROJECTS extend various forms of aid. It is with humility that we say that our company has already made a significant impact on some communities in the Visayas Group of Islands - a geographical unit in the Philippine archipelago. This year, we have also expanded our reach by helping university students in Bukidnon, a province in Mindanao. Here are some of the projects we have implemented in the past two years:
Ripple Mission Projects
Ripples of Joy is an organization aimed towards gathering young Christians, cultivating their spirituality and faith, and making them better catalysts in this changing world.
The ministry helps students in building a relationship with Jesus Christ. It also introduces critical analysis of Biblical texts, which aims to develop their consciousness towards formulating biblical solutions to contemporary problems.
Also, the ministry helps students develop a sense of community membership, where they actively engage in civic work as young Christians. This comes with the vision of transforming their lives by addressing their spiritual needs and guiding them to grow holistically. And, this goes with the hope that they become effective Christian students, family members, and community movers.
Ripples of Joy is one of our many ripple makers creating a chain of kindness through the word of God - one young soul at a time.
We are steadfast in our core value of giving back. We have provided monetary and logistic support to various communities and ministries in the past two years - we call these ‘Mission Offerings.’ Our offerings primarily go to churches, in cash or in-kind, such as praise and worship instruments.
The Ripple VAs Scholarship Program aims to inspire and enable tomorrow’s leaders to become a positive force for change. We initiated this to make a direct impact on the community by helping deserving students afford higher education. This program also increases brand awareness among students early in their careers.
This scholarship aims to provide not only financial assistance but also coaching and learning opportunities, as well as exposure to the professional world as they get project assignments from the company. We envision to give scholars a better academic experience outside of financial constraints and help them connect with transformative opportunities and resources. These experiences will hopefully expand their perspective of themselves and the world.
For the first batch, launched this semester, only two deserving scholars were chosen out of 200 applicants. Both scholars are from Bukidnon State University, a premier institution in Mindanao and home to academics amid the looming poverty index in the area. Miss Jezrel Perez, our CEO, and also a former scholar of Good News Christian Fellowship, said: “It is an honor to pay forward. This is a heartwarming and humbling experience.”
This is only the beginning as we plan to open more slots for underprivileged yet deserving students.
Ripple in partnership with the youth advocates in Region VII
We also support humanitarian causes. Most recently, we partnered with the Youth Advocates for the Philippines (YAP)’s One Visayas: Para sa mga Bisaya, a "Tabang na Karon" Donation Drive.
YAP is a group of young advocates who aims to unify young people in making a difference in the Philippines. Their energy and vigor inspire us to do more as members of the corporate world. Hence, we gave them a lending hand by donating financial resources and helping with publicity.
The proceeds of the drive go to hard-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the Visayas Group of Islands. Projects like this hope to create a ripple of kindness in these trying times.